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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Seattle International Film Festival, and African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement Open Sundance Audience Award Winner “Kinyarwanda
Langston Hughes Performing Art Center’s (LHPAC) African American Film Festival™ (LHAAFF) will release KINYARWANDA in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival at its Uptown Theater.
Langston Hughes Performing Art Center Artistic Director Jacqueline Moscou says “Film is one of the most pluralistic modes of audience engagement. The partnership with SIFF deepens LHPAC’s mission to build bridges with Seattle communities and businesses. SIFF’s experience and commitment to independent films make their partnership with the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) release of KINYARWANDA a powerful marriage.”
KINYARWANDA will mark the second feature from AFFRM, the theatrical distribution collective that promotes quality Black independent films with national theatrical engagements in select cities.
KINYARWANDA premiered at The Sundance Festival, winning the prestigious Audience Award for World Cinema Drama. Written and directed by Alrick Brown, KINYARWANDA is the first film conceived within Rwanda and produced by Rwandans dealing with the 1994 genocide. It is through this authentic lens that Alrick Brown and the Rwandan producers have made a deeply personal and heartfelt story that interweaves six true tales into a single epic narrative. The results are an empowering and ennobling film that takes the audience on a very human, universal journey of love, hope, faith and forgiveness. For more on the film, please see www.kinyarwandamovie.com\.
Langston Hughes African American Film Festival™ is a program of Seattle Parks and Recreation. The film festivalsupports grassroots community capacity building and civic engagement by providing opportunities for artists and audiences to connect around iconic subjects. The shared experience of films in this festival create a collaborative opportunity to build cultural competency and pluralism across neighborhoods throughout the greater Seattle area. www.langstonblackfilmfest.org.
SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival), now it its 7th year, is an active partner with LHPAC’s Film Festival. This new partnership with LHPAC contributes to its reputation for bringing the best in independent films to the Seattle.
AFFRM
The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement is a distribution collective dedicated to the domestic theatrical release of quality black independent films and founded in 2011 by Ava DuVernay. The AFFRM Film Festival groups include Urbanworld Film Festival, Imagenation, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, ReelBlack Film Series and BronzeLens Film Festival. www.affrm.com
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center is located at 104 17th Ave. S Seattle, Washington 98144. Telephone is 206-684-4758.
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